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In order to improve safety and traffic flow, the City of Orono will be reconstructing Old Crystal Bay Road between Sixth Avenue North (Country Road 6) to Wayzata Boulevard (County Road 112 or Old Highway 12) over the summer. The road will be widened with new water main and storm sewer. Pedestrian crossing routes and… Continue Reading Reconstruction of Old Crystal Bay Rd. begins

Gillian McNeal has been hired as the new head coach for the Orono High School girls’ swim and dive team. “Gil will bring experience, knowledge and passion to our program,” said Bucky Mieras, OHS activities director. “She has great experience as a high school coach and summer club coach, plus she already knows many of… Continue Reading New girls’ swim coach gets ready to dive in

Joining the students and teachers new to Orono Schools this fall will be new head coaches for the Orono High School girls’ basketball team and the girls’ hockey team. Ryan Martin will lead the girls’ basketball team and Sean Fish the girls’ hockey team. “We are excited about both hires,” said Bucky Mieras, Orono High… Continue Reading OHS hires new coaches for two girls’ sports

Seven Orono High School artists were recognized with nine awards in the Region 2AA Minnesota State High School League visual arts competition. It was held in April at Chaska High School. Priscilla Cole received a Judge’s Choice Award for her drawing, “Denim Shorts.” She also received a superior rating for another drawing and an excellent… Continue Reading Seven OHS artists earn nine MSHSL awards

“Mission Possible” was mission accomplished June 1 at Orono Intermediate School. Students, staff and volunteers made the second annual day of service a success. The focus this year was to support the local food shelf, area senior adults in care facilities, Children’s Hospital and the Orono High School Unified Team. The day started with a “clap… Continue Reading Many benefit from OIS “Mission Possible” day

After theme planning, designing and editing since May 2017, the editors of this year’s Orono High School yearbook distributed the final 16-page spring supplement of the Spartan Annual on May 25. “Planning the yearbook took a lot of time, but I am excited for everyone to see the final product,” editor Alyssa Denneson said. The team of… Continue Reading Yearbook staff reflects, anoints new leaders